My blankets are still going down a storm, which is great as they’re such an easy knit. It’s just a shame that they take that little bit longer than small cardigans, jumpers or socks, especially socks.
I love being able to choose boy or girl colours, if I know what is expected. Especially, when they’re such strong colours as these ones.
I think I did go a little wrong in the length of one of the squares, but I managed to work it out when I was sewing them together, or at least I think I did.
There are a number of different stitches and combinations I’ve used in the past for these blankets, but I went with an easy one with a nice border and stockinette stitch throughout. The simplicity of it works well.
And of course, I finished it off with my favourite label.
My summer knitting so far as consisted of two baby blankets. I forget how long these take me, but the last one I managed to knit in about three weeks, rather than the normal four to five weeks. I’ve got another three on order, but am currently focusing on knitting my mother a tunic/dress and myself a cardigan. However, here are some pictures of the first blanket (I’ll add the other one later):
I really enjoyed knitting this blanket, as the stripes were nice and thin, although it did feel like me skeins of wool would never end. I also had to figure out a way to hide the thread on the outside, so I twisted it in the same direction every time I had to change, it makes it look like quite a nice finish.
This blanket was made for a colleague at work who is having a baby in September and she chose the colours. I actually think they work really well! So, remember to find me on Etsy and Folksy.
Last weekend I finally gave my brother and his girlfriend the mountain of baby clothes I made. They really liked them, which is good!
It did turn out to be a huge pile of little jumpers, socks, booties, trousers, overalls, and so on.
It’s taken me a while to upload some more photos and projects, sorry about that. It’s mainly because the baby blanket took me a little longer. However, I’m very pleased with the result.
I think it’s worked out very well and I especially like the colour combination. I was a little worried about the colours, as I thought they would clash, but I’m really happy with the result.